HISTORY 230 - Humanities Topics in History
Section: 001 History of College Athletics
Term: FA 2007
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Cost:
50-100
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

We've become so accustomed to watching nationally televised football and basketball games played before packed stadiums on college campuses, we rarely stop to wonder how this institution ever came into being. No other nation, not even Canada, takes college sports seriously. Why do we?

This course will develop the central theme that the marriage between university academics and athletics was not inevitable, but has thrived due to the efforts of a few fascinating personalities — three of the most important of whom served as athletic directors at the University of Michigan — at a few crucial junctures. We will also explore how African-Americans and women changed the sports landscape forever, and vice versa. College athletics today is more than a multi-billion dollar industry; it is a quintessential part of American culture.

This course should be innately interesting to many students, but students should know the reading list is extensive, the assignments substantial, and the expectations of attendance, punctuality and professional conduct very high.

HISTORY 230 - Humanities Topics in History
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
27742
Closed
0
 
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MW 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: Meets with AMCULT 204.003
002 (DIS)
P
29195
Closed
0
 
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Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
29196
Open
0
 
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Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
29197
Closed
0
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
29198
Open
0
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
006 (DIS)
P
29199
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
29200
Closed
0
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
008 (LEC)
P
30960
Open
13
 
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M 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Meets with AMCULT 205.007
009 (LAB)
 
30961
Open
13
 
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W 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in this lab when registering for 230.008. Meets with AMCULT 205.008
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